Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Work in Progress ~ Week 5

I am not sure if this is week 5 or week 6?  Ha!  I am on my laptop so timing is off for me.  I am traveling to Ohio to see my mom; but I wanted to share my progress.  I had a good week....except for the other night when I ended up in the ER with severe abdominal pain.  I am okay now...just a little bleary eyed!!!  No reason found for the severe pain though!  So have to see regular doc when I get back home.

So here are some overall pics of piece so far...

Now for some close ups and details...

copper wire with beads, circular organic shapes, vintage buttons, light blue vintage flocked ribbon

laser cut line green paper,  paper napkins,  blue beads and grommet ribbon

More details...

some close ups of tiled area

close up of tiled area
I used a lot of vintage ribbons and papers on this one.  I think I mentioned before that I was very happy to find these papers in my stash.  Nice to be able to match them up!!  Whew!!

Now some extreme close ups of the tiled areas.  I used ceramic pieces and glass tiles and my grout is 11mm yellow and blue iridescent seed beads.

Close up of some of the papers...

I hope you enjoyed my latest pics of the piece.  I am almost done.  I was hoping to finish before I leave but guess it will have to wait on me to return. 

My housekeeper is watching my house for me so that is a worry taken off my mind.  Plus, the bonus is that it will be cleaned and sparkling when I return!!!  I love it!  A win win for sure!!

Going to see my 83 year old mama!!  I am so excited and so is she.  It has been one year!!

Have a blessed and magical day!
Hugging you

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Silent Saturday ~ Part Seventy-Six!!!

I feel a nip in the air as September approaches!!  Oh my!  Summer will soon end!  Makes me sad!  I am so loving this summer sun and heat!!  Old Man Winter is just around the corner!?!  Four months until Christmas!!  And again I say, OH MY!!!

I hope you enjoy my salute to summer....

An artistic expression of sunset...

The first early rays of the summer sun hitting the horizon...

I so enjoyed your visit!  Please come back again!  Coffee is always on!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Work in Progress....Week Number Four!!

Work is progressing nicely on my newest collage!

I changed some of the colors up!  Intensified others!  Textures have also been added!

Big color change here!  I thought the bottom was too heavy so lightened it up!  I like it much better!

Added more texture and beads coming into play as well!  This next week I am "grouting" the tiles with beads. 

Oh!  I found the original papers I was working with on this piece and was able to utilize them again.  Brings some continuity to it!!

Hope you enjoyed this glimpse into my work room!!  See ya next week with details!

Have a magical and blessed weekend!!
Hugging you,

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Random Tuesday....Wet and Wild!!!

It has been raining!!! Woot!!  Woot!!  We received almost one inch of rain the other night!  It was wonderful!  That is 1.7 inches since December!!  Sheesh!!  But after the rain, I swear, everything doubled over night.  The weeds!!!  OMG!!!  And all my plants grew at least two inches in 48 hours!! sure seems liked it!  Ha!!  Now I need a machete and one of those helmets with the flashlight built in it to get around my yard!
Cassie, the second oldest granddaughter, is back in town.  University of New Mexico started up yesterday and she is almost settled in.  She was going to stay in the dorms, but they jacked the price so high she can't afford it.  So, she found an apartment that she can share with her friend, Rachael and they will be moving in sometime this week or this weekend.  Cassie is so excited about her apartment!  It is a two bedroom and she is getting the master bedroom!  Woot!!



Still working on my newest painting.  I will post pics on Thursday.  I love this stage of the process...discovering and experimenting!  Love it!!

Random sunrise...


Did I tell you John finished his book!!  Woot!!  Woot!!!  And the publisher is very interested in John doing more books (plural)!!!!!  Another Woot!!!!!!!!!

Ever have one of those nights where you can't get to matter how hard you try??  Well, this happened to me on Saturday night!!  Sheesh!!  I was up all night and jazzed!  So Sunday was a total bust for sure!  Zombie land for me!!   Finally got some sleep Sunday night!!  Boy was that a relief!!

Saturday night..this is how I felt!!

August 23rd!!!???!!!  What happened to July!!????  Just saying...

Random altered sunrise...

The ants are back!!!  The are trying their best to take over my kitchen...and my life!!!  ARG!!!

My youngest granddaughter, Georgia, loves Anime!!  When she starts talking about the movies she has watched, I am at a total loss!! 

Just saying!!

Can you tell I haven't much to say this week??  Oh, I almost forgot!!!!

My third oldest granddaughter, Emma, has transferred to another high school.  And she got, not one, but two fabulous jobs!!  One...she is coaching little cheerleaders!!  Woot!!  And second...she is teaching gymnastics!! Woot! Woot!!  She has several years of cheer experience and she is so excited to be able to put that to use!!  I can't wait to see pics of her "girls"!!!  She was captain of the cheer team at the other high school; but there was so much drama and bad blood that she just quit.  And glad she did too!!

I think I have randomed out!  Ha!  Now you know the drill...check out Stacy of Stacy Uncorked and see much better randomness that you have here!!!  Sigh!!  Though you have to admit that I sure gave it a try!!  Anyway, we are carrying the Random Banner for Keely of The UnMom while she is on her break.  Which has been a very long time now!!!  And while you are visiting Stacy...consider joining up!!  We could all use some more random in our lives for sure!!

Have a magical and blessed day!!
Hugging you

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Silent Saturday ~ Part Seventy-Five!!

The air is very still and the temperature is 70 degrees!  The only sound is the call of the meadow lark.  Allow this day to wash over you with peace.  Hold tight to your dreams and never let go.  All that you hope for is in reach.  Don't give up!!

How many times have you heard or read the above?  10 times?  100 times?  The question today is, " Are you ready to own this?   

Enjoy the sunrise!  Today is a special day!!!







Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you